#STOP! to Take a Nap Everyday - 3 reasons why

September 17, 2016


I love naps!  As often as I can I take a fifteen- to thirty-minute nap after lunch.


By the way, when did Americans stop taking naps? My grandparents took a nap after lunch every day, and they accomplished more on their farm daily than most non-nappers. Naps are a lost art and indulgent pleasure, not to mention a ritual that provides health benefits.


Here are 3 great reasons to #STOP! in the middle of the day to take a short nap.


  1. A nap is an indulgent pleasure to close your eyes and fall asleep

  2. A nap allows your body to use energy to digest your lunch rather than to sluggishly power your brain

  3. A nap restores your energy for the afternoon.

Some employers are installing nap pods like the one pictured here to allow employees to take a short nap.  The pod is equipped with a comfortable seat with mild massage action, noise and light blocking and a timer to wake you up.  You may not have a high-tech nap chair but any comfortable quiet place will suffice.  I have a cover for my eyes that blocks the light and helps me fall asleep quickly because light and noise are the main detractors from napping.  Enjoy your next nap! 


I welcome your feedback.


Joy to you!



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